Simple Definition of sanitize
: to make (something) free from dirt, infection, disease, etc., by cleaning it : to make (something) sanitary
: to make (something) more pleasant and acceptable by taking things that are unpleasant or offensive out of it
Examples of sanitize in a sentence
The housekeeping staff sanitized the bathroom.
They're trying to sanitize the news.
Origin and Etymology of sanitize
First Known Use: 1836
Medical Definition of sanitize
: to make sanitary (as by cleaning or sterilizing) <sanitize all surfaces with a solution of bleach and water>
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